Environmentally Friendly Diving & Snorkelling – What is Green Fins?

May 23rd, 2020|

As with most things travel related, recommendations for dive sites and operators are priceless. If you’re anything like us, you go with word of mouth over the glossy promotions. If someone you know says Company A was great, your planning just got a whole lot easier. However, first-hand advice isn’t always available and that’s where Green Fins comes in for an environmentally friendly recommendation. Green Fins is an initiative of

The Solo Cleanup Project

May 22nd, 2020|

Cleanups are back, with a twist! For World Oceans Day on June 8th we are inviting people all over the world to do a solo cleanup. Let's become united in our isolation while helping the planet!   What is a solo cleanup? The past few months have been quite tough for a lot of us. Stuck at home, away from nature and disconnected from our communities. During the past few

Cigarette Butts are Litter – What the Butt!

May 18th, 2020|

Everywhere you go you can’t fail to see cigarette butts, a small, but ever present piece of litter. This incidental item is a triple threat for our environment: 1. It’s plastic 2. It’s toxic 3. It’s litter More cigarette butts are dropped each year than there are stars in our galaxyCredit: @rubbishwalks   Plastic Plastic? Cigarette butts are plastic?! Yep! Cigarette butts are 98% plastic fibres, made from

Our NEW Recycling Center!

May 16th, 2020|

A recycling center has been on our to do list for a while and at the beginning it seemed way out there and far too complicated. We have been creating plans and researching for months and just as we were kindly offered a free space by our partners Slab Interiors to test out the idea Corona hit us and forced us into pause mode. We are now ready to slowly

The Problem with Microfibres

May 12th, 2020|

Plastic pollution is a bigger problem than just the noticeable items we see every day – straws, single-use utensils, and soda bottles. Microfibres, while small, make up a large part of the problem. Plastic does not biodegrade, but it does degrade. It breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. Once these pieces reach the threshold of 5mm or smaller, they become known as microplastics and they make up one of the

Recycling Plastic and the Science Behind it

May 4th, 2020|

Are we the only ones fascinated with plastic and recycling? Ok, maybe! So Ocean Mimic is a charity and movement obsessed with getting rid of plastic, finding ways to reduce it, recycling it into swimwear and remove it from the oceans, but what is it actually? What makes it this incredibly cheap and durable waterproof wonder material? How is it recycled and what can you do as an individual?  

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